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Canary Island La Palma – Lava rocks as high as a house roll down from the volcano

La Palma – The volcano Cumbre Vieja on the Canary Island of La Palma is still active and causes great damage.

On Sunday, huge blocks of liquid lava flowed down a hill. According to the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining, the magma was as high as a three-story building!

21 smaller ones Shocks up to a magnitude of 3.8 shook the island on Sunday. The tremors were particularly noticeable in the villages of Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been active for around three weeks. Almost 1200 buildings were destroyed and around 6000 people had to live on the island with 83,000 inhabitants leave their homes for security reasons.

According to the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the lava flow had a temperature of up to 1240 degrees Celsius on Sunday. In the village of Todoque, the last remaining buildings were destroyed.

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